This mid engine sports car is an absolute power machine, has a lot of significance to its name, and is one of the best looking cars of all time.
Nicolas Cage has purchased well over a dozen different high end automobiles, and he has good taste for sure. The American actor has purchased vehicles including, but not limited to, classic Bugattis, Ferraris, and even an Eleanor, also known as a 1967 Shelby GT500. There is one major purchase he made, however, that is even more rare than all of these.
Despite how practically every classic and modern Bugatti is extremely limited in production, Nicolas Cage bought something even more rare than the 101 and Type T57 C Atalante Coupe Bugattis he has spent millions on, and it is a Lamborghini. When you think of the Lamborghini Miura, the Miura and Miura SV are often what come to mind, because of their significance and because they are the more common models of the car, despite both being very limited. However, Lamborghini made another version of this car which is 10 times more rare than both models. This was the Lamborghini Miura SVJ.
Behind The Purchase
You’re probably wondering, why would Cage buy something so special? Well, the truth is that there doesn’t seem to be any logical reason for his purchase. He bought the Lamborghini Miura SVJ along with many other rare vehicles within a small and very expensive time in his life. The Miura SVJ alone was purchased for about $500,000 at an auction in 1997 and was previously owned by the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Along with many other rare exotic vehicles, this was part of very large spending sprees Nicolas Cage went on during his career.
Beginning Of An Era
Putting the name, Miura, on this vehicle is something that raises the importance and uniqueness of it, in addition to it being a 1 of 4 SVJ version. The Lamborghini Miura wasn’t just any sports car made by the Bull-badged company. It was a mid engine sports car, but not just any mid engine sports car. The Lamborghini Miura was the first mid engine car ever made. All of the supercars we see today with an engine behind the passenger seat are cool enough, but to see the first ever production vehicle to do this is on a whole other level. In some ways, the Lamborghini Miura was the first ever supercar.
The regular Lamborghini Miura had 345 horsepower and the Miura SV has 380 horsepower. The Miura SVJ, however, is the most powerful, extreme version of the Miura and has to be the strongest of the bunch. With this, the Lamborghini Miura SVJ has a whopping 440 horsepower in its V12 engine, which allows it to reach from 0-60 miles per hour in only 3.6 seconds and get a top speed of 180 miles/290 kilometers per hour, a whole lot more than the other versions, and even more powerful than a handful of modern day vehicles.
Price With Rarity
If you want to get your hands on one of the four Lamborghini Miura SVJ’s, it is going to cost you a lot. The SVJ version of the Miura has been known to sell at auctions for around $2-2.6 million, and now that vehicles with V12 engines like the Miura are slowly going away, that price may skyrocket very soon. When you think about it, however, this price isn’t too crazy. Considering how extremely rare the SVJ is, it should be a lot more than the much more common models. The SV, for example, had 150 produced, and they sell for $1 million, despite being a whole lot more common than the SVJ, and the Miura S and regular Miura, which are even more common now, sell for around $500,000 or less. For a rarity like the Lamborghini Miura SVJ, many would argue it should be sold at maybe around $10 million.
This mid engine supercar isn’t just numbers and prices however. It is also a beautiful, stylish vehicle. The Miura’s design through the different models is absolutely timeless and will no doubt give a passenger or even a random witness to the car a sight they will never unsee, not that anyone would ever want to.
So it is actually very clear why Nicolas Cage bought this Angry Bull. It is an absolute power machine of a car, has a lot of significance to its name, and is one of the best looking cars of all time. The first mid engined production car model, and you own the rarest version of it. It’s no wonder this was an offer he couldn’t say no to, and, given its value, he got it for an absolute bargain.
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